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  • Way Clear for ECB Rate Cut: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Way Clear for ECB Rate Cut: Expert

    David Milleker, chief economist at Union Investment, tells CNBC that the ECB have paved the way for a rate cut, but questions whether it would actually have the positive effect they desire.

  • Does Draghi Have a Plan B?   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Does Draghi Have a Plan B?

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC that Mario Draghi and the ECB must now start trying to "engineer a recovery" in the vein of Bernanke and Kuroda.

  • Draghi: 'Cyprus is Not a Template'   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Draghi: 'Cyprus is Not a Template'

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why Cyprus is not a template for the rest of the euro zone and says he's "sure" Jeroen Dijsselbloem was misunderstood.

  • Draghi: ECB Can't Do Everything   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Draghi: ECB Can't Do Everything

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains the constraints the body is working under and why its power is limited.

  • No Triple-Dip for UK Economy as Fears Ease Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    City of London

    Strong data from the U.K. services sector in March, coupled with better retail and consumer confidence, may indicate an improving British economy, easing worries that it could enter a triple-dip recession.

  • Draghi to Focus on Small Companies: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:45 AM ET
    Draghi to Focus on Small Companies: Expert

    James Round, vice president of the LBBW Landesbank Baden, believes Draghi will focus on getting funds to small and medium enterprises by easing up on collateral requirements, or through launching a purchasing scheme.

  • Have We Got Ahead of Ourselves?   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Have We Got Ahead of Ourselves?

    Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at the National Australian Bank, tells CNBC that recent history suggests a pull back is due, with equities 'prone for a correction' as markets get complacent.

  • Bank of England Holds Fire Despite New Remit Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England opted on Thursday not to pump new money into Britain's stagnant economy, despite a new remit that gives it clearer leeway to disregard above-target inflation.

  • Italy is 'Utterly Ungovernable': Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
    Italy is 'Utterly Ungovernable': Expert

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, tells CNBC that markets are much more ambivalent to political machinations than two years ago.

  • Economist to Draghi: Stop the Press!   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:30 AM ET
    Economist to Draghi: Stop the Press!

    Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says the continued money-printing by the ECB is making matters worse.

  • Expect More European IPOs: Goldman Sachs Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    Moleskin notebooks

    A resurgence in European initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, seen recently with the Moleskin’s listing in Milan, will continue with further offerings in Germany in the second quarter, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • Global Markets: Europe Awaits Rate Decisions   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    Global Markets: Europe Awaits Rate Decisions

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.

  • Bitcoin Hacked: Price Stumbles After Buying Frenzy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.

  • ECB Needs to Cut Rates: Experts   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    ECB Need to Cut Rates: Experts

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, and Guillaume Menuet, European economist at Citi, discuss why the ECB should cut rates in the near future.

  • Is the Cypriot Euro Still a Euro?   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Is the Cypriot Euro Still a Euro?

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, questions whether Cyprus is still a part of the European monetary union despite keeping the euro.

  • Peripheral Bond Markets 'Surprisingly Resilient'   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Peripheral Bond Markets 'Surprisingly Resilient'

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, tells CNBC that the ECB's OMT is a 'very powerful force' driving 'surprising resilience' in peripheral bond markets.

  • Mystery Deepens Over Cyprus' Capital Controls Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:34 AM ET
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Has Cyprus extended capital controls by another week? That's the mystery facing the market on Thursday.

  • Don't Judge Moleskine Yet: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Don't Judge Moleskine Yet: Expert

    Alasdair Warren, head of European equity capital at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that Moleskine's difficult start shouldn't scare off other potential IPOs just yet, as they chose a tough market day to debut.

  • Draghi Must Address Bank Worries: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Draghi Must Address Bank Worries: Expert

    Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, warns that markets are now pricing in bank risk, which Mario Draghi and the ECB must address on Thursday.

  • Europe's Problems Are Political: Economist   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Europe's Problems Are Political: Economist

    Stefan Schneider, research chief international economist and head of macro economy at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the ECB is not responsible for bailing out Europe's politicians, as well as economies.

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